Articles Tagged 'negative campaigning'
Obama, Romney post-convention ads stick to familiar territory
The Obama and Romney campaigns have fresh cash for more new TV ads in the final stretch of the election cycle — but while foreign policy could soon be entering the ad wars in light of recent events, for now the campaigns appear to be retreading old ground.
The post-convention ads so far seem to simply reinforce the sharpest… READ MORE
Obama/Romney negative ads going to new extremes
(CBS News) WASHINGTON — The presidential campaign ad season is already in high-gear.
And the ads have been drawing close attention — especially the negative ones that may be long on innuendo and fuzzy on the facts.
The claims in some of the ads have been so dubious, they’re making some people in both parties uncomfortable.
Even… READ MORE
Democratic super PAC ad revives attack on Romneyâ€™s Bain Capital role in layoffs
ByÂ Associated Press
READ MORE WASHINGTON â€” TITLE: â€œUnderstandsâ€
AIRING: On television in Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida, and on the Web.
KEY IMAGES: Joe Soptic, a grim-faced former Kansas City steelworker is shown in close-up, talking about how the 2001 shuttering of GST Steel affected his family. The steel firm had been taken over in 1993 by a group of
Blitz of Campaign Ads Is Early and Aggressive
ByÂ JEREMY W. PETERS, The New York Times
The presidential campaign is erupting into a full-scale advertising war, with both candidates and their allies pouring huge sums into early and aggressive efforts to define the fight on their terms.
At least $50 million worth of ads will appear in swing states in the next several weeks asÂ President ObamaÂ andÂ … READ MORE
Super-Pacs erode Obamaâ€™s advantage
By Richard McGregor, Financial Times
Republicans are rapidly eroding the huge funding advantage that propelled Barack Obama into the White House, with wealthy donors flooding new conservative campaign groups with cash before theÂ presidential election in November.
The super-political action committee backing Mitt Romney,Â the Republican frontrunner for the 2012 nomination, raised $30m last year, according to filings with the… READ MORE
Focusing on Romney, Obama campaign plans Bain attack
ByÂ Andy SullivanÂ andÂ Jeff Mason
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s campaign is preparing to attack Republican Mitt Romney’s business record with video of former workers from a Kansas City steel mill that went bankrupt while owned by Bain Capital, the company Romney co-founded.
The move is the latest sign that Obama’s campaign is firmly focused on the former Massachusetts… READ MORE
Super PACs could change historic winnowing pattern
By Rudolph Bell, The Greenville (S.C.) News
GREENVILLE, S.C. â€“ In the past, conventional wisdom said a presidential candidate was going to have trouble raising money if he hadn’t shown sufficient popularity by the timeSouth CaroliniansÂ voted in their first-in-the-South primary.
That may still be true, but there’s a new wrinkle this cycle that could change the historic winnowing pattern… READ MORE
Curbing Attacks Hard for Gingrich
ByÂ DOUGLAS BELKIN, The Wall Street Journal
This was the week Newt Gingrich wanted to highlight his economic plan, portray himself as the true supply-sider in the Republican presidential primary and take the high road when it came to the wave of attack ads that have damaged his standing in the Iowa polls. But as Nice Newt barnstorms the state… READ MORE
Negative ads taking toll on Gingrich
By Thomas Beaumont -Associated Press
MANCHESTER, Iowa â€” More than $1 million in negative advertising – much of it bankrolled byÂ Mitt Romneyâ€™s allies –… READ MORE
Obama’s message to rally party base is still a work in progress
By Kara Rowland-The Washington Times
First, he took on President George W. Bush, then, he switched to direct attacks on House Minority Leader John A.… READ MORE